Central misses no-hitter in shutout of PB

Friday, September 26, 2003

Central's Megan McDonald narrowly missed a no-hitter as she pitched the softball Tigers past visiting Poplar Bluff 1-0 Thursday afternoon.

McDonald allowed just one hit, a leadoff single in the top of the seventh and final inning. She finished with 12 strikeouts and two walks.

The Tigers (12-6) had six hits, including two by Megan Kistner.

Kistner drove in the game's lone run with a two-out double in the bottom of the sixth inning that plated Tara Ford, who reached on a one-out single.

Fox 6, Jackson 5

Jackson's Liz Nussbaum struck out six and allowed only three earned runs in a losing effort at home. The game went just six innings.

The Indians (6-11) tied the game with a two-run fifth inning, but Fox scored two in the six to capture the victory.

Jill Ruopp, Kristen Roberts, Kelly Riggs and Leslie Palmer had two hits apiece for Jackson, which held a 9-6 advantage in hits.

VOLLEYBALL

Notre Dame 25-25, Perryville 18-20

Notre Dame continued its strong season with a home win.

Emily Beurhle had eight kills, Laura Browne had four kills and Rachael Weidenbenner had three kills for the Bulldogs (15-2-1).

Notre Dame's JV and freshmen both won.

Jackson 25-25, Meadow Heights 11-12

Kate Loos had 16 assists and Molly Hartmann recorded six kills as Jackson (14-2-1) picked up an easy home win.

Jackson's JV won 21-25, 25-15, 25-20.

Scott City 25-25, Oak Ridge 16-13

Scott City (7-7-2) got 10 kills and three aces from Kacie Cartwright and seven assists from Amanda Raines on its way to a home victory.

Oak Ridge's JV won 25-19, 19-25, 27-25.

St. Vincent 20-25-27, Herculaneum 25-21-25

The Squaws rallied to win a Jefferson County Conference road match.

Kelsey Kutz served 19 points, Sierra Paulus had six kills and Meghan Comte and Maranda Weinkein each had seven assists for St. Vincent (3-3).

St. Vincent's JV (5-1) won 25-16, 25-11.

Leopold 25-25, Zalma 15-12

Tasha Thele had five kills and five aces as Leopold eased to a road victory.

Wendy Vandeven had 13 assists and five blocks for the Wildcats (10-3). Amber Nenninger had five kills and three blocks while Melissa Stroder and Sam Bueter both added three kills.

Zalma's JV won 25-16, 25-18.

Woodland 25-23-25, Chaffee 18-25-17

Woodland recorded its first win of the season by clipping host Chaffee in a tight three-game match.

The Cardinals (1-8) got 11 kills, two blocks and three aces from Jenna Greer. Mindy Massa had five kills, Kyle Hahn served 18 points, including five aces, and Amanda Abner had eight assists.

Woodland's JV won 25-15, 25-22.

Eagle Ridge 25-23-25, People Christian 15-25-22

Eagle Ridge Christian pulled out a home victory as Ashley Hughes had 61 assists and 12 points.

Rachel Carbaugh's 16 kills and three aces led the Eagles (14-6).

Saxony Lutheran 25-22-16, Jackson fresh. 13-25-14

Saxony Lutheran's first-year varsity program picked up a win over Jackson's freshmen team.

Meredith Hoffman led Saxony (4-5) with 10 kills. Stacey Manche added five kills and Danielle Leible had 15 assists.

Dexter 25-25, Bell City 13-14

The Cubs lost in two games at home.

Katie Nieczyk had four kills and nine digs for Bell City (10-7). Sarah Metcalf had eight digs and Whitney Abner added seven assists.

Bell City's JV won 16-25, 25-21, 27-25.

GIRLS' TENNIS

Farmington 5, Central 4

Visiting Central narrowly missed out on an upset of undefeated Farmington.

Dani Gross, Michaelyn Burns and Merritt Gerlach won singles matches for the Tigers (9-5), who got a doubles victory from Burns-Gerlach.

Central's JV (11-2) won 20-1.

Jackson 5, Dexter 4

Jackson inched closer to the .500 mark with a narrow home victory.

The Indians (5-6) received singles wins from Kelly Mitchell, Megan Beil and Shannon Cobb. Jackson's doubles teams of Mitchell-Sarah Hinkebein and Beil-Chelsea Walker also prevailed.

Jackson's JV lost 11-1.

-- From staff reports

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